The Lewis and Harris league football season ends on a thriller on Saturday afternoon (October 5th) with Point and Westside battling it out for the league title.
It’s the first time ever that a league decider has been needed, after each team played their 16 matches and stayed tied at 40 points each – Westside with one more win and Point with no defeats.
A league spokesman said they were hoping for great support for a great performance from two teams who have been too close to call throughout the season. Each has beaten the other and both have taken home silverware.
The spokesman said: “The performances of each player in their squads is the reason that we haven’t been able to separate them. This is the first time ever that a league decider has been required and the game will be broadcast by Radio Nan Gaidheal on Facebook live. We’ll post a link on the day of the game.” (https://www.facebook.com/lewisandharrisfa/)
The match is also to be the last hurrah on the island for referee Craig Lauder, who is retiring from Fire Scotland after almost 34 years, the most recent as station manager at Stornoway Fire Station. Craig has officially finished work in Stornoway, but is returning to the island for this all-important match.
Lochs FC are hosting the match at Creagan Dubh and providing the hospitality. The league is sponsored by Specialist Welding Services and kick-off is at 3pm at Creagan Dubh, Lochs. Teas, coffees, refreshments and a licensed bar are available and parking attendants will be in place to direct the traffic.